THANK YOU everyone who came to support the Gin's 26 miles hike and fundraising for American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. A record of 88 hikers joined the event on 4/25/2015
The Gin's 26 Miles Hike is an annual event to start the fundraising campaign for American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Gin Goon was one of the founders of CMCNY. He was a mountaineering and hiking experts. His patience and selfless personality had motivated many of us to become outdoor enthusiasts. Unfortunately, cancer had developed in his lungs in 2003 and he passed away in October the same year. Although we miss him, his legacy lives on in the organization.
This year, a record of 27 people had completed the strenuous Gin's 26 miles hike with 10 people being their first attempt. Congratulations to them for all the effort they have made to accomplish this great challenge.
Your encouragement on the trail and support to the Gin's hikers have made a big difference. Thank you everyone who had already made a donation to American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon. CMCNY will continue to take donations during the month of May and the contributions will be sent to American Lung Association as a pool to honor Gin Goon. Please send your contribution to CMCNY, PO Box 295, New York, NY 10163 or bring it to the trip leaders on your next hike. Your contribution will best be made by check or money order payable to "American Lung Association". Your contribution is tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your continual support and generous donations.
Friday 7/3/2015 - - 7/5/2015, Independence Day Family Camping
Thompsons Lake Campground-Thacher State Park, NY
The Thompson\\\\\\\'s Lake Campground is nestled in the mountains near Albany, NY. It is conveniently located within Thacher State Park which is famous for its hiking trails meandering through waterfalls and limestone cliff-face with the panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys, the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
This campground offers wooded campsites and is comprised of a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings, open fields, flush toilet and shower facilities . Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, swingsets, carry-in boat access, rental row boats, fishing, biking, and nature trails. Bring your own camping equipments and arrange your own transportation. Participants are limited to 50 and spaces will be confirmed until fees are paid.
Fees (include BBQ): Members $22, Non-members $28, Children (under 12 yrs) $6
Meeting Time/Place: contact leaders for details
Leaders: Chung Leung/Nancy Liang/Steve Chan/Kwok-Chi Ng -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 7/4/2015 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hikes / Level B & Level C
Racoon Brook Hill / Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from the Visitor Center, go up the Reeves Brook trail (white) to visit the Torne View and Pulpit. Descend on the Raccoon Brook Hills trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Have lunch and take a leisurely walk around the lake and return by the Pine Meadow trail (red). The C level hike extends to the Grandpa/ Grandma Rock and the Stone Memorial Shelter and return.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo) -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 7/11/2015 - 8 Mile Day Hikes Level C
Johnsontown Circle / Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from JTC, climb Dater Mt. then Parker Cabin Mt. Enjoy the terrific views on top the ridge. After lunch, follow the Triangle (yellow) to the Lake Skenonto. Enjoy the views of Lake Sebago and return by the gentle slopes of the White Bar trail.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Daniel Do -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 7/18/2015 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Seven Hills Trail/ Pine Meadow Lake
Take the Pine Meadow (red) trail on the opposite side of the Reeves Visitor center. Switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the left. There are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. Have lunch on the ridge between North Hill and Chipmunk Mtn. When the blue trail meets the Pine Meadow (red) trail, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. Change to yellow trail on the right to Pine Meadow (red) trail again. Make a right on the red trail and follow it back to the parking lot. Adventurous hikers can make side trips to the Ramapo Torne, further up on Diamond Mtn Tower and the Pine Meadow Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Tony Shu/Wendy Zhou -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 7/18/2015 - 16 Miles Canoeing/Kayaking Trip / Level B/C
Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ
Adventure Sports on the Delaware River! This is a 16-mile canoeing/kayaking trip from Bushkill to Delaware Water Gap. Paddling time is about 6 hours. 2 people per canoe or tandem kayak, and one person per solo kayak. Canoe is $40 per person and kayak is $44 per person. Children 2 - 17 yrs. traveling as a 3rd or 4th person in a canoe is $10. All rental fees are subject to change. Arrange your own transportation. Register before 7/13/2015.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Adventure Sports, 398 Seven Bridges Road (Route 209), East Stroudsburg
Leaders: Leo Sun/Bert Santos -- Click to sign on the activity
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2015 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
08/01/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Precipice Trail (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
07/31/2014 - CMCNY Baxter Peak (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
07/27/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Sea Kayaking, video by Harry Chen
07/27 to 08/03/2014 - CMCNY Maine Trip Photo Review, video by Harry Chen
07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Adventuous Voyage, video by Harry Chen
07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Fair Ladies, video by Harry Chen
06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
01/25/2015 - CMCNY's Annual Meeting, photos by Sandy Lau
08/09/2014 - Black Rock Forest, NY, photos by Rose Liu
05/10/2014 - Bear Mountain, NY, video by YongShuo Li
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 1), article by James Wang
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 2), article by James Wang
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 3), article by James Wang
2014 May - Climbing Mount Shasta in California (in 2013), article by Helen Huang
2014 Spring - Mystery Canyon And Its Redbud Tree, article by Chi Chan
01/19/2014 - Spring Festival Party /Annual Meeting, photos by George Li
2013 September - Forbidding Canyon Excursion, article by Chi Chan
2013 July - 10 Days Trip to Washington State, photos by Wendy Zhou
08/24/2013 - Bearfort Mountain, NJ, photos by Rose Liu
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 1, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 2, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 3, article by James Wang
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part1 - Renmants of the Ancient Past, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part2 - Mt. Wheeler's Climb, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part3 - Ghost Ranch, article by Chi Chan
2013 May - Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, photos by Cici Hu
2013 Jan - 6 Days Snow Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, photos by Cici Hu
07/20/2013 - Summer Get-together BBQ, Rockland Lake State Park, NY, photos by Ellen Guan
06/15/2013 - Hook Mountain, Rockland, NY, photos by Rose Liu
06/01/2013 - Spring Trail Maintenance (Shore Path), photos by Rose Liu
05/18/2013 - Norvin Green State Forest hike, photos by Rose Liu
05/04/2013 - Gin's 26 Miles Hike, article by Chung Leung
03/23/2013 - Black Rock Forest hike, photos by Rose Liu
03/23/2013 - Black Rock Forest hike, photos by Ellen Guan
02/02/2013 - Tuxedo park / Lake Sebago Loop hike, photos by Rose Liu
11/2012 - Into The Escalante, article by Chi Chan
09/2012 - Touring Alaska by RV,
article by Feng Chen
08/2012 - A Walk in The Woods, article by Chi Chan
07/2012 - 10 Days Trip to Glacier National Park, photos by Wendy Zhou
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Joe Chan
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Feng Chen
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Rose Liu
6/16/2012 - Beginners' Guided Kayaking Tour, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, photos by Feng Chen
6/02/2012 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance (Shore Path) , Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ, photos by Hong Huang
5/26/2012 - Memorial Day Camping at North-South Lake, Catskill, NY, photos by James Wang
4/21/2012 - The New Era of Gin's 26-mile Hike,
article by Chi Chan
4/21/2012 - Mission Completed - A Novice Long Distance Hiker's Training Towards Gin's 26 miles ,
article by James Wang
5/12/2012 - Splitrock Reservoir Loop, Farny State Park, NJ , photos by Rose Liu
2/25/2012 - Novin Green State Forest, photos by Rose Liu
CMCNY Mailing Address:
PO BOX 295
New York, NY 10163
How to sign on the Activity?
- Via On-line Registration:
- Via e-mail: Members or non-members to email trip leaders by clicking on the names of trip leaders of a specific activity.
Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.
When register, please provide the following information:
1. Date and description of activity.
2. Your full name and contact info (phone number and e-mail address).
3. Name(s) of person(s) joining the trip.
4. Your current membership status.
5. If you need carpool, please indicate your location.
6. If you drive, can you provide carpool for others?
Our day hikes are rated from Level A to Level F. Level A being the earliest; Lever D and above are for experience hikers only. Please contact leader if you are uncertain about what level of hiking activity should you participate. Click here to see CMCNY Hiking Rating System.
Trip Leaders: Please download Trip Registration / Liability Release Form here:
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